Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


20. International Development

The Committee was nominated on 14 July 1997.

It had 11 Members and held 48 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

Wells, Mr Bowen (Chairman)45
Canavan, Mr Dennis 31
Clwyd, Ann 36
Follett, Mrs Barbara26
Grant, Mr Bernie28
Khabra, Mr Piara S 29
King, Ms Oona31
Kingham, Mrs Tess 32
Robathan, Mr Andrew 32
Rowe, Mr Andrew 35
Tonge, Dr Jenny42

Overall attendance:   69.5%

Number of Members added:  nil

Number of Members discharged:  nil

Turnover of membership during the Session:   nil%

Staff

Committee Clerk: Mr Yusef Azad

Other Committee staff: Ms Janet Hughes, Assistant Clerk (Grade A3), Mr William Benson, Committee Specialist (from 5.10.98), Ms Jane Appleton, Higher Executive Officer (Grade 10), Mrs Penny Anderson, Secretary (Grade 13).

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Mr Aidan Cox

Witnesses

Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:

Number of appearances by:-

Cabinet Ministers:  11

Other Ministers:   3

(of which 2 were by a Member of the House of Lords)  

Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:-

Department for International Development  27

other departments:  10

comprising:- Foreign and Commonwealth Office  7

HM Treasury  2

Export Credits Guarantee Department  1

associated public bodies  2

comprising:- Commonwealth Development Corporation  2

Appearances by other witnesses:  60

Overseas Visits

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

15-18.10.97

Montserrat

5

1

Volcanic Eruption

£15,639.13

23.2-7.3.98

Great Lakes

10

2

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda

£54,044.47

11-14.10.98

Vienna

3*

1

EU/SADC Conference

£4,870.27

* Travel in a representative capacity

Visits to European Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

24-25.11.97

European Commission, Brussels

6

2

Meetings with European Commission Officials: Renegotiation of the Lomé Convention

£4,429.64

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply


First Report: Montserrat

267

27.11.97

251

£20.50

Received 2.2.98: published as First Special Report, Session 1997-98

Second Report: The Development White Paper

330

22.12.97

124

£14.70

Received 11.3.98: published as Second Special Report, Session 1997-98

Third Report: Debt Relief

563

14.5.98

150

£17.00

Received 20.7.98: published as Third Special Report, Session 1997-98

Fourth Report: Renegotiation of the Lomé Convention

365-I

2.6.98

58

£9.70

Received 27.7.98: published as Fourth Special Report, Session 1997-98

Minutes of Evidence with Appendices: Renegotiation of the Lomé Convention

365-II

2.6.98

301

£22.30

Not applicable

Fifth Report: Department for International Development: 1998 Departmental Report

711

28.7.98

64

£10.60

Received 21.10.98: published as Eighth Special Report, Session 1997-98

Sixth Report: Montserrat - Further Developments

726

4.8.98

56

£9.70

Received 6.10.98: published as Fifth Special Report, Session 1997-98

Seventh Report: Sudan

872-I

7.8.98

23

£5.80

Received 29.9.98: published as Sixth Special Report, Session 1997-98

Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Sudan

872-II

7.8.98

117

£14.70

Not applicable

Eighth Report: The Future of the Commonwealth Development Corporation

936

6.8.98

82

£11.50

Received 6.10.98: published as Seventh Special Report, Session 1997-98

First Special Report: Government Response to the First Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: Montserrat

532

16.2.98

20

£4.75

Not applicable

Second Special Report: Government Response to the Second Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: The Development White Paper

643

24.3.98

11

£3.40

Not applicable

Third Special Report: Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: Debt Relief

1056

3.8.98

11

£3.40

Not applicable

Fourth Special Report: Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: The Renegotiation of the Lomé Convention

1068

5.8.98

14

£4.00

Not applicable

Fifth Special Report: Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: Montserrat - Further Developments

1098

29.10.98

7

£2.25

Not applicable

Seventh Special Report: Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: The Future of the Commonwealth Development Corporation

1100

29.10.98

9

£3.40

not applicable

Sixth Special Report: Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: Sudan

1099

5.11.98

7

£2.25

Not applicable

Eighth Special Report: Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98: Department for International Development: 1998 Departmental Report

1144

18.11.98

13

£4.00

Not applicable

Debates

The following Report was referred to on the Order Paper as being relevant to a debate in the House:

 First Report, 1997-98, Montserrat, on a Government motion for the Adjournment of the House on a

 Wednesday morning, under Standing Order No. 10 (4), 18 February 1998.

Evidence

Oral evidence was taken at 31 of the Committee's 48 meetings. On none of these occasions was evidence taken wholly or partly in private. The Committee received 207 memoranda, of which 46 came from Government departments and 5 from associated public bodies. The Committee published 153 memoranda.


Inquiry

No. of oral evidence sessions

No. of memoranda received

No. of memoranda received from Government departments/ executive agencies/associated public bodies

No. of memoranda published

No. of memoranda made available in the Record Office for public use and placed in the Library

Montserrat

 5

26

10/0/0

26

0

The Development White Paper

1

36

2/0/0

36

0

Renegotiation of the Lomé Convention

8

47

7/0/0

37

10

Debt Relief

4

15

4/0/0

15

0

Department for International Development:1998 Departmental Report

1

4

4/0/0

4

0

Montserrat - Further Developments

1

9

7/0/0

9

0

Sudan

2

15

6/0/0

15

0

The Future of the Commonwealth Development Corporation

1

11

3/0/5

11

0

Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

7

36

2/0/0

0

0

The Future of the EC Development Budget

1

8

1/0/0

0

0

Total

31

207

46/0/5

153

10



 
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